SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Five-Boro Bike Tour - Sunday, May 2nd - MTA Bridges and Tunnels Closures &Traffic Conditions


Five-Boro Bike Tour ― Sunday, May 2nd

MTA Bridges and Tunnels Closures, Traffic Conditions;

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Traffic Hotline: 718-556-8010


The Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 2nd will affect traffic at four MTA Bridges and Tunnels facilities, especially the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which cyclists will cross to toward the finish line.  Motorists should be aware of the following conditions: 

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:

12:01 AM: All lanes, both directions, lower level of bridge, closed.

7 AM – 6 PM: Bay Street exit in Staten Island closed.

8 AM: Brooklyn-bound lower level – two out of three lanes re-open to vehicular traffic.

10 AM: 92nd Street entrance ramp (Staten Island-bound) closed to vehicular traffic.

5 PM: 92nd Street ramp to upper level ONLY (Staten Island-bound) expected to re-open.

6 PM: Staten Island-bound lower level and all other closed lanes expected to re-open.


Motorists are advised to expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes if possible.  For Verrazano-Narrows traffic info call:  Five-Boro Bike Tour/Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Traffic Info Hot Line at  718-556-8010.


Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel:

7 AM 6 PM: Manhattan-bound customers exiting the tunnel are advised that Trinity Place exit will be closed; detour is West Street.

10 AM – 3 PM: Brooklyn-bound traffic attempting to access the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway toward the (I-278W) Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be required to divert to the Hamilton Avenue exit ramp.  The westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278W) will be closed from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. 


RFK (Triborough) Bridge:

8 AM – 1 PM: Ramp to FDR Drive south will be closed.  All Manhattan-bound traffic must exit at 125th Street.  Traffic agents will be at 125th Street to facilitate traffic.


Queens Midtown Tunnel:

Heavy delays expected due to traffic diverted from Pulaski and Queensboro Bridges, which will be closed for the Bike Tour.

For specific information about this event visit the Bike New York website: www.bikenewyork.org. 


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